Starbucks hits 30,000-store milestone with new outlet in Shenzhen

19th March 2019 (Last Updated March 19th, 2019 12:46)

Global coffeehouse chain Starbucks has expanded its global presence by opening its 30,000th store, Starbucks Reserve Shenzhen Bay Mix City, in Shenzhen, China.

Starbucks hits 30,000-store milestone with new outlet in Shenzhen
Starbucks has opened its 30,000th store globally, Starbucks Reserve Shenzhen Bay Mix City, in Shenzhen, China. Credit: Starbucks Corporation.

Global coffeehouse chain Starbucks has expanded its global presence by opening its 30,000th store, Starbucks Reserve Shenzhen Bay Mix City, in Shenzhen, China.

The milestone complements the company’s commitment to elevate their customer experience around the world.

Starbucks Coffee president and CEO Kevin Johnson said: “The opening of Starbucks 30,000th store is a proud moment for all Starbucks partners.

“Over the past 48 years, we have worked to build a different kind of company based on a mission grounded in the human experience, the world’s finest coffees, and a constant of the pursuit of doing good.

“Starbucks now serves more than 100 million customer occasions across 78 markets around the world.”

“Starbucks now serves more than 100 million customer occasions across 78 markets around the world. It all started with our first store in Seattle, Washington, and today, we celebrate the 30,000th store that just opened in Shenzhen, China.”

The company also mentioned that it has opened three new Reserve Roasteries in Milan, New York, and Tokyo; a coffee sanctuary in Bali, Indonesia; a second signing store in Washington, DC; more than 50 military family stores across the US; and a 12th community store in Dallas, Texas.

Last month, the coffeehouse chain expanded its Reserve Roastery portfolio with the opening of its first Japan location in Tokyo.

The coffeehouse chain has partnered with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to design the exterior of the Tokyo Roastery.

The location marked the fifth roastery for the company worldwide, which offers more than 100 coffees and teas, along with merchandise and artisanal Princi Italian food.